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to the new venue of the Orchard Summer Show at the Auction Centre in
All six of the Jump 'n Touch winter series shows are full.
The closing date for the September WBSDS show at Thame Showground
has been extended to 29th August.
Results from the top graded
classes at KCI.
Cornwall AC has slightly extended their closing date to 16th August.
Barnstable show date has changed from Saturday, 17th March 2018 to Sunday, 18th
- The KC has issued a reminder
on the procedures that agility judges should follow when they judge
at Kennel Club licensed events.
- Due to unforeseen
circumstances the Dublin Dog Training show cannot go ahead on the
The Jumping Jacks show at
Asfordby in September has been cancelled.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there
are many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few
collies but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on
occasion, some from outside the UK.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the
This is a free service for rescue organisations and private
some new or experienced handlers to
fill your classes? If your club has a vacancy
or two or is starting a new class, email
the details and we will post them for you.
Canine Hub (Beds)
supplement the cost of travelling to international
competitions, Lee Gibson has published a new Worldwide Course
Challenge E-Book with 10 original courses to test your knowledge.
The beginning of the
year is the time when when the heats for the various competitions
are announced. There is something for every level from Starters to
advanced with rosettes and trophies galore and, in some cases, cash
prizes so well worth a go.
Almost 19 years after
Agilitynet first went live, we've decided we really
need a good clear out. It's an enormous site now and
there are just something things which are out of
date and/or no longer relevant so please bear with
us if links don't work. If you have anything special
that you would like saved,
pleases let us know.
our 7th birthday! Yes, seven years ago, we set up a
group to talk all things agility. Although we've had
our rocky patches, we've also had some amazing
moments that remind us what a special community we
are part of. And it's pretty safe to say that the
group is larger than we ever thought it would be.
Huge thank you to all the admins for all their hard
work: Jill, Raine, Christine, Ellen and new admin Karen. And Annie,
too who has been known to keep an night eye on late night chat.
You are a great team to work with.
And thank you to you, the members, who make this
group what it is, help keep it a positive place to discuss things,
and who share moments with your fantastic dogs with us all. We hope
you will keep sharing them for years to come.
We've notched up
it's 600th member. Over 55 and still competing? WHy not join the fun.
All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded
except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.
We have made a change for
2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and
given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all
the age groups for this award.
points will count.
you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed
Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes
as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working
to buy or sell a camping pass? Want to clean out your shed or
basement by selling some agility equipment, car cages or camping
equipment? Make the Flea Market your first stop.
Events added in the last two
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all
over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
not be practical to list ALL the schedules
available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've
received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this
week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded
direct from the
Show Diary page.
More results from heats 8, 9 and 10. Who will join the winners in
the Final at the British Agility Championships in October?
Health Co Classic
Heat 7 at Just Dogs Live was lucky for
young Fred Adams showing
just how well the younger Agility generation can do.
Driver Turns Dog Handler Continued...
Love was in the air at the International
Agility Festival when Mark Leybourne proposed to
Joanne Shawley in the Main Ring at KCI Festival.
And she said, yes. To read their story,
Following the BSD Team Selection Day last autumn, a
team of eight dogs and handlers drove out to Germany
to represented Great Britain at the FMBB World
Let Penny polish your prose. No job too
small. She'll even proofread your show schedules.
Discount for Agilitynet readers.
is delighted to be joining IMCA team members Mandy Melville-Love and Darren
Stokes as they head out to Austria in August to represent GB. Good luck all.
Announcing the 2017 finalists. Ta dah....
It was a cold and windy day at Kelso
but the dogs were flying at the LOW 550
Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2017 at the Tweedbank
show. Report by Judge Fiona Turnbull.
LOW 550 Scotland
with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive,
super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility
training, Flyball and other dog sports.
CANIN® Agility Challenge 2017
reports from the first four heats at Severnside atDogs Unleashed, the Somerset Show, Hatton
Festival and Worcester. Who will be going to the Final on Sunday, 24th
September 2017 at The Malvern Autumn Show, under the watchful eye of
Championship Agility judge Dave Deauville.
Death of a Collie
One moment Ericka Skinner's beloved Sadye was a healthy, happy do
the next she had collapsed and was dead within hours. Thus is the tragedy of Water Toxicosis.
Water Intoxication in Dogs
excessive water intake by your dog while playing in the
water this summer! Ingesting too much water may lead to
"water intoxication", a condition that can cause serious
brain damage and even death in extreme cases.
of the Litter
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying
Following up on Anne Brierley's story about
competing with her Bracco Italianos, a rare an ancient breed of hunting
dog, we listen in on one of their post-show debriefings.
White Spunner -
Janet has just turned 80 and she is still doing agility and is having
the time of her life! Completing a course without time faults can be
tricky now but she still loves it.
is never boring with Kodi. At home, she appears to be a secure and
confident collie but at training and shows, she can simply go to pieces.
Shellie Smith never knows what she is going to get.
Ring Party 2017
Not all heroes wear capes... some wear bright pink
shirts. Kaye Medcalf talks to some of the members of this years
Crufts Ring Party to find out what happens behind the scenes.
(now incorporating Wanted)
Looking for something? Check out the Flea Market for pre-loved
agility equipment, car cages, caravans and camping accessories,
dog vans and even puppies under the age of 6 months. Buy or
sell. The Flea Market is the place to look first.
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
Gina Scott - Updated
Christine Brown - Retired
Chris Jenkins - Retired
Dairin Keating -
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training
Treats are made of
premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the
money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German
Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.
Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly
donated to her rescue to test and here are her findings.
throw, launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more
about this new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower
Bag. Just £10 + £3.00 P&P of pick up on at Just Dogs Live where
Jenny Fish is raising money
for Dogs Trust.
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
has announced some changes for the 2018 DV Finals.
PB Caravans will be supporting the all new 550mm
height Grade 1-5 Jumping heats while
Quill Trading will be taking over Dog Vegas 3-5
Qualifier from Paws Trading.
SAM's League was set up by Emily Osborne to support and represent Small
and Medium dogs that run at Lower Height in KC classes and Toy and Midi
at UKA in the UK. They now have 60 members and growing.
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